PBX market declines ease in Q4


PBX market declines ease in Q4

Alex Scroxton
The declines seen of late in the global PBX and IP PBX sector seem to be declining, according to the latest research from analyst house MZA Consulting, but the 12 months to the end of December 2009 still witnessed a 22% slide in market volume.

In the last three months of the year, the market fell just 10%, with 13 million extensions supplied to the worldwide market during the period.

IP desktop deployments, as expected, continued to gain in share, and now account for 30% of extensions shipped during Q4, reflecting the popularity of hybrid - both IP and traditional lines - set-ups in both the SME and enterprise sectors, said MZA.

In vendor terms, the overall market was led by Cisco, shipping 12% of total extensions during Q4. Panasonic and NEC put in a strong showing, taking second and third place respectively, with Panasonic leading the sub-100 extension market.

Over the course of 2009, the three leading vendors were joined in the top five by Avaya and Siemens.

The picture in EMEA was slightly different, according to MZA, with Alcatel-Lucent dominant and Aastra in second place. The top five was rounded out by Siemens, Panasonic and Cisco.

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